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Zack Stentz on Interaction

David Gane
David Gane
“Every interaction between two people is on some level a negotiation for status.”
  • Zack Stentz

Dialogue is action. Characters use dialogue to get something. They reveal themselves in their actions. Whether they tease, seduce, or threaten they will do it differently (hopefully) than everyone else in your script. Figure out who they are, what they are up to, and what they want.

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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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